Slick Rick Performs at "Sounds of the City"

Slick Rick performing

Slick Rick performing

Slick Rick headlined "The Golden Era"--a free concert and part of NJPAC's annual Sounds of the City summer concert series. Others on the bill included local legends and old-school icons, such as Soul Sonic Force, Hakim Green, and Lord of the Underground.

After tearing up the stage, Slick Rick also got a chance to kick it with the kids who are enrolled in NJPAC's Hip-hop summer program, which focuses on the five core elements of the genre. Check out pics below:

Slick Rick Honored At Latin Mixx Awards 2015

The annual Latin Mixx Awards took place at Stage 48 in New York City on July 30th, as legendary DJs, tastemakers, artists and entrepreneurs were all in attendance to celebrate their peers. For his contributions to music and public service, Slick Rick was presented the "Mixx Cares Humanitarian" Award by rapper Fat Joe.

Slick Rick To Receive Latin Mixx "Mixx Cares Humanitarian Award"

LMX Humanitarian 2015 Slick Rick IG Congratulations are in order for "The Ruler"! Slick Rick is the 2015 Latin Mixx "Mixx Cares Humanitarian Award" recipient. The Latin Mixx Conference and Awards is a premier DJ conference that is accredited for their exclusivity of the Latin DJ market. The Latin Mixx Conference creates a unique and effective way to unify key influential figures within the Latin market with up and coming DJs, entrepreneurs, artists and many more.

The Latin Mixx Awards creators and committee feel that Slick Rick’s contributions to the music industry are so significant that they transcend to the new generations. He is an inspiration, mentor and Leader to the music community. His musical career is an example of hard work and perseverance that is to be admired and celebrated. We would also like to shed light to his philanthropic endeavors which have allowed him to remain in touch with the youth of the community and help them flourish in life and academics.

Celebrate this amazing honor with Slick Rick and join him at Stage48 in New York City on Thursday, July 30th. Get tickets HERE.

Slick Rick & Ras Baraka Take Over Central High School

Slick Rick at Central High School Round two of The Ruler's educational seminars landed him in Central High School. There, he was involved in a Q&A conversation moderated by Ras Baraka, Principal of Central High School and Council Member of Newark, NJ. The student body, administrators and staff assembled in the auditorium and learned about overcoming struggles, the ups and downs of the music industry, safe sex practices, having self-confidence and the importance of having an education.

Mr. Baraka said the following; “Through Rick’s first-hand experiences, he taught our students to make informed decisions, explore self-creativity and overcome struggle despite life’s setbacks.”
Rick adds: “I’ve been hearing about the decline in high school graduates and schools closing around the city. I hope I can be a service to these young individuals and along with their educators, help open pathways of knowledge and success and help keep them encouraged.”  

Slick Rick Live at's Trans4m Charity Concert

1 The 2014 "Trans4m" Benefit concert raised more than $2.4 million for the's Foundation, according to event organizers. The group provides educational support for students in the underprivileged section of East Los Angeles.

It was an old-school party at's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and Sergio Mendes.


January 9th is "Slick Rick the Ruler Day"!


A moment in hip-hop history occurred on January 9, 2015, as music veteran Slick Rick the Ruler kicked off his 50th birthday celebration with a memorable performance at their annual Brooklyn Bowl bash. Another moment in history of the evening was Rick being honored by Mr. Ruben Diaz Jr., President of The Borough of the Bronx, who stated that “on behalf of its 1.4 million residents and on the occasion of the rapper’s 50th birthday, proclaim January 9th, 2015 as Slick Rick the Ruler Day in the Bronx.”





Slick Rick at Youth Empowerment Day


In an effort to educate our youths and young adults how to constructively use Hip-Hop as a vehicle for Social, Political and Economic Empowerment the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Inc. and the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. launched “Youth Empowerment Day” at the 37th Annual Legislative Conference Weekend.

The “Hip-Hop, Politics and Economics” Youth Summit was attended by notables such as Hip-Hop Icon Slick Rick, Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie, Senator Antoine M. Thompson, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Senator Shirley Huntley, Assemblyman William Scarborough, Dr. Divine Pryor, Tamika Mallory, Tyrone McCray, Donovan Richards, DJ Baby Bear and over 400 youths.  


Slick Rick Performs at 7th Annual Music Saves Lives


Music Saves Lives is a charity created to educate about important life-saving causes and to use all forms of music and entertainment to motivate and connect the music and entertainment industry to life-saving community action. These simple commitments, like donating blood, running a blood drive, and registering for the marrow program to save those with leukemia and other blood disorders, all connect back to strengthening the community.

Make a donation to Music Saves Lives HERE.

Slick Rick performs at 7th Annual Music Saves Lives

Slick Rick & Andy King Bring Joy to Hundreds of Kids

Slick Rick and Andy King
Slick Rick and Andy King

The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program and Councilman Andy King hosted their annual community holiday event, ‘Sharing is Caring’, on Christmas Eve. Bronx-native and music legend Ricky Walters, better known as Slick Rick, partnered with his local councilman Andy King to sponsor event festivities.

The event drew about 400 children and their families from a nearby family shelter, NYCHA developments and the community.

Slick Rick Honored at "Living the Dream" Awards


During the 50th Anniversary of “Living Your Dream” Awards Luncheon, a gathering organized by the esteemed Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Ricky Walters was honored with the "Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to his community". Larry Scott-Blackmon, event chairperson was the master of ceremony for thheon. His words brought the room to tears, including Rick and wife, Mandy Aragones-Walters.

‘This gentleman’s contribution to the culture that is hip-hop is incomparable. The path that he has traveled and kept his foot in the pavement has been unremarkable. We want to recognize him for his fortitude, for his perseverance and for his constant fight in the face of injustice, and that’s what Brother King was about, standing up to injustice.”